Close House members have a wealth of facilities at their disposal. Catering for golfers of all ages and abilities, from beginners to seasoned professionals, we have everything you would want from a club. Take a trip to the PGA Golf Academy (the only one in the North of England) and Driving Range with designated tuition bays, custom-fit suite, 20 practice bays, a specialist short game area and café. It’s is the ideal place to perfect your game before playing the Lee Westwood Colt or Lee Westwood Filly courses. There’s also the No.19 Clubhouse which offers stunning views over both courses and the valley.
Close House Members will have unique privileges across the estate including:
- Unlimited golf on both the Lee Westwood Championship Colt and Lee Westwood Filly courses
- Unlimited use of the Yearling Par-3 course, including guests free of charge
- 10% discount off on-site purchases, including bar and restaurant
- 50% discount on guest green fees • Members rates in the Courtyard Suites
- Inclusive Academy membership
- The opportunity to host your very own members golf day for up to 24 players
- Priority booking on members hosted golf trips
The Close House Experience
Set in the beautiful and serene Tyne Valley, minutes from Newcastle and nestled between the banks of the River Tyne and the ancient remains of Hadrian’s Wall, the 250-year-old Close House estate grounds have been lovingly teased into two of the best courses in the country, with the Lee Westwood Colt Course gaining entry to the UK Top 100 courses club almost as soon as it opened.
With two 18-hole Lee Westwood Championship Colt and Filly courses and the 9 hole Yearling course, Close House provides one of the most varied golfing challenges anywhere on the golfing map today. This European Tour venue is designed to appeal to players at every level of skill and reward frst-time visitors and the year-round member evenly. The PGA Academy provides the opportunity to polish and develop your golfing ability using the latest technology to analyse your game.
In addition, our modern, purpose-built No.19 clubhouse is a stunning setting for your post-round drink. Providing first-class dining, the restaurant caters for all occasions and we also provide a private dining service for those events you would like to host yourselves. With the luxurious accommodation we have in our sumptuous Courtyard rooms, membership at Close House provides everything you will need.
If golf is your game, Close House is a dream come true.
Exclusive Members Events
We have produced a comprehensive golf events program with more than 20 major member events this season we can promise you the best season yet. Many of the exclusive members events have been supported by our valued partners and through the generous support of our individual members. Alongside some of our members and Corporate Partners, we can offer an extensive package of members trophy events.
Hospitality and prizes are kindly offered, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Close House. Lee Westwood may even appear in the club knock-out events, as well as holding an annual golf clinic for Close House members.
Lee Westwood Championship Colt Course
Opened in 2011, the Lee Westwood Championship Colt course (named after English Golf architect Harry Colt) is set in almost 200 acres of beautiful Northumberland countryside close to Newcastle upon Tyne. This European Tour venue was voted one of the top 100 courses in the UK just one year after opening, and is today the only course in North East England to hold that accolade.
It would be fair to say that this course has been deliberately designed so that it will not give up its secrets easily. Indeed, the first time player will be at a disadvantage to the most seasoned practitioner by perhaps several shots. So The Lee Westwood Colt shall reward you for your powers of observation and willingness to return. Whatever the season, the rugged beauty of the Tyne Valley never fails to take the breath away.
Lee Westwood Filly Course
The 18-hole Lee Westwood Filly course is situated in the grounds of the Close House Estate, providing stunning views of the River Tyne Valley. Matching the presentation of the Lee Westwood Colt course, the Parkland layout was re-designed and re-opened in 2013, and provides a lovely alternative to the Championship layout of its sister course.
It now has 18 USGA specification greens, is 6000yds in length and a par 70 from the medal tees. The undulating greens provide a real test for your putting skills, but accuracy off the tee is paramount for good scoring. Having already held PGA professional events the course has proved enjoyable but challenging to golfers of all abilities.
PGA Golf Academy At Close House
The Close House Academy and Driving Range are open to golfers of all ages and abilities from beginners to more advanced. Working with the team of professionals, visitors can take a trip to the Academy and Driving Range, offering designated tuition bays, custom fit suite, practice bays, a specialist short game area and café where you can relax in the comfortable surroundings before or after your practice session.
In addition, our new 9-hole Yearling course is an excellent opportunity to sharpen your short game, or even as a warm-up for a full 18. Coupled with the Pitch and Putt course, these are excellent practice areas designed to improve your ability. The Academy and Driving Range is the perfect place to perfect your game before you play the beautifully presented Lee Westwood Colt or Lee Westwood Filly courses. The Close House Golf Academy offers you the opportunity to focus on key aspects of your game through custom design designed lessons in specialist video teacher bays. Our team can also help you with a series of lessons designed around your individual requirements.
• PGA Qualified Professional Staff
• Floodlights to allow you to practice for even longer
• Designated long-game and short-game practice areas
• On-course learning by the Close House Team of Golf professionals
• Technical analysis aided by video capture through GASP system software
• High-performance custom-fitting with use of Flightscope radar system
• SAM Puttlab analysis system for ultimate putting stroke feedback
• Titleist Performance Institute physical profiling to aid golf development
• Demonstration equipment available from the world’s leading club manufacturers
• Custom fitting available for Ping, Titleist, Nike, Callaway, Taylormade and Mizuno
NO.19 Clubhouse and Restaurant
The food on offer at Close House is among the best you will find anywhere, not just the best at a golf club. We take as much care with our canapés at a simple drinks reception as we do with the food for a formal dinner – and we think our steak sandwich could be the best in the land.
Bespoke menus can be created, we can cater for barbecues or simply try the Close House Classic Sandwich – all featuring the very best local, seasonal produce. Our brigade of skilled chefs buy meat and game from Northumberland and fish from the Tyne and the North East coast to create stunning seasonal menus.
This bounty can be matched with wines from a sensational list created exclusively for Close House. We also offer some of the world’s greatest champagnes and serve the very best beers and spirits.
The 12 Courtyard suite style rooms and 4 Terrace rooms offer the highest quality bedrooms to make you feel even more special. Each of the Courtyard rooms are decorated and furnished to the highest standards.
The Courtyard at Close House is the perfect base for you to explore Northumberland, Newcastle, the Tyne Valley, the North East of England or simply get away from it all with a night in one our sumptuous rooms and dinner at Close House.
You won’t be disappointed with the luxury that we have to offer in the Courtyard at Close House.
All of the bedrooms have been named after golf courses designed by course architect Harry Colt. Harry participated in the design of over 300 golf courses including Woburn, Wentworth, Muirfield, Sunningdale and Royal Portrush.
So why not stay in the room named in honour of your favourite course or simply enjoy the sumptuous quality of your surroundings.
Close House members can enjoy a range of benefits at some of the world’s best courses in the UK and around the world:
- Woburn Golf and Country Club
The site of three of England’s best courses set in the heart of the Duke of Bedford’s Estate in Milton Keynes and home to Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter.
- The Dukes’ St Andrews
With a spectacular setting above St Andrews, The Duke’s offers magnificent views over the surrounding countryside and the sea.
- Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Dubai
Hosts of two Dubai Desert Classics on the European Tour, the course record of 63 is held by our very own Lee Westwood and Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke.
- Emirates Golf Club, Dubai
Host of the Omega Dubai Desert classic, the Emirates Golf Club is the oldest all-grass championship golf course in the Middle East. The Faldo course is the only 18-hole course in the region to offer night golf.
- PGA Catalunya Resort, Girona, Spain
Regarded as one of the continent’s nest courses, the Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya is a regular European Tour stop
Close House is proud to feature in the World of Leading Golf Guide alongside these and other top golfing destinations. Close House members are entitled to discounted rates at other World of Leading Golf clubs.